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Lithographic Print
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Title: Lithographic Print
Identifier: 979.6.78
Donor: Geoffrey Sayers
Item Date: 1870-1900
Creation Date: 2011
Location: Benares Historic House

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Description: A print in a frame entitled "A Friend in Need". It depicts a large dog protecting a kitten from two other dogs. The location is at the bottom of a stone staircase by a garden. In the bottom right is printed "GAST LITH.CO.NY". The frame is simple wood with a metal inner border.

"Lithography was invented around 1796 in Germany by Bavarian playwright, Alois Senefelder, who accidentally discovered that he could duplicate his scripts by writing them in greasy crayon on slabs of limestone and then printing them with rolled-on ink." Lithography was soon being used by artists for copying of images and was used frequently by the press. By 1837 it was possible to add colour to lithography. This improvement revolutionized advertising and led to a greater range of coloured prints and illustrated books. "Lithography in the Nineteenth Century | Thematic Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art"
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